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Songwriters Sessions Songs and Conversation

Fox and Crow, Pallisade ave, Jersey City

Free Wine tasting with Wilson Daniels at 7pm Songwriters Conversation starts at 8pm

Hosted by: Christine Santelli and Johnny Markowski

Marty “Sanders” Kupersmith, a guitarist,songwriter, is one of the original members of the popular 1960s and early 1970s rock band Jay and the Americans, and is featured on such hits as “This Magic Moment,” “Come a Little Bit Closer” and “She Cried.” He was inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame with his band in 2002. A songwriter during the brill building days signed a songwriting contract with Hill & Range music early in his career, and later co-wrote Bad Reputation (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) just one of the many songs written by this amazing artist..

Gene D. Plumber: Hoboken LEGEND Gene Turonis delights audiences with his eclectic collection of folk, country and Tin Pan Alley tunes, his tasty finger pickin’ guitar style, homespun vocals and whistling expertise. Gene coined the phrase “Tex-Mex-abilly” to describe his unique sound. New album coming soon.

Johnny Markowski, an accomplished drummer, can be found playing his kit these days with The New Riders of the Purple Sage. When not on the road with The NRPS, Johnny works with his band, Stir Fried, and plays with various artists in many styles. Songwriting is also in his blood. His father, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, was a legendary producer and songwriter in the 1960s and 1970s. Markowski’s band, Stir Fried, known for its blend of swamp groove, psychedelic improvisational music performs signature versions of Kaye masterpieces in addition to Markowski originals. The group has recorded and performed with the likes of Dr. John, Vassar Clements (Old & In The Way), Commander Cody, Buddy Cage (NRPS), Jo Jo Herman (Widespread Panic), Bernie Worrell (P Funk, Talking Heads), Derek Trucks (Allman Bros. Band) and Tony Trischka. Recently held a contest for the most impressive drummer/percussionist, and after two weeks of voting Markowskiwon hands down, beating out some pretty heavy competition

Christine Santelli Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Christine Santelli has been on the NYC music scene for more than 2 decades. She has toured around the world and has released 9 CD’s over her career. Her Songwriting has caught the attention of Soul R&B singer Bettye LaVette, who has recorded two of Santelli’s songs on her last two albums “Step Away” on 2015 release “Worthy” and “Old” 2013 release “More Thankful More Thoughtful. Santelli’s most recent EP, “Limelight ‘69”was chosen 2013 EP of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine. “ The beauty of Limelight ’69 is that you don’t have to buy any of your faithful friend and narrator’s cockamamie ideas about its narrative arc but can rather enjoy the tunes here as unconnected short stories—literate, engaging, darkly humorous in spots, certainly unabashedly romantic by the time the curtain comes down—and appreciate a fine songwriter at the top of her game.” Deep Roots Magazine

christine santelli Heather Hardy Brian Mitchell

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Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, NYC

Special show Originals songs from three heavy hitters Brian Mitchell, (Levon Helm band, the Weight) Heather Hardy Christine Santelli

christine santelli and Heather Lil Mama Hardy

Water Witch Coffee and Tea company, 67 Water Witch Ave, Highlands, NJ

Grammy Nominated songwriter and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Christine Santelli (guitar, vocals) teams up with Blues Hall of Fame, powerhouse Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy (fiddle,vocals) for special project. After a successful tour down south and out west, Santelli and Hardy bring this project to their home turf where they first met in 1996. Heather now resides and in Tucson Arizona where she has a successful career with her own Band Lil’ Mama. Heather Hardy: "Heather Hardy's violin slices through like a diving falcon. Her solos marry lightning virtuosity with melodic sophistication and unhindered soul." Christine Santelli: "…Christine Santelli’s solo acoustic stunner Dragonfly is a complex, coming of age work…the matured singer-songwriter whose voice and acoustic guitar give wings to her poetry.”..Dave McGee veteran former Rolling Stone writer emeritus and distinguished author, " These veterans exhibit true respect for each others art and talent, its obvious in their shows, together they are not to be denied.

Rebuild to Rescue benefit

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Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, NYC

A fundraiser to revive tall tale shelter after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey Lisa Lowell Sherryl Marshall Monica Passin Bill Sims Jr Christine Santelli and more Silent auction and raffle

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